BLB Solicitors is one of six local law firms supporting the RUHX Will Month during September 2022. RUHX is the new name for the Forever Friends Appeal, the official charity of the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For Wills made under the scheme, participating firms donate all their fees to the charity.
Research suggests that over 70% of people in the UK don’t have an up to date Will. RUHX Will Month allows you to rectify that whilst also benefitting a very worthy local cause.
BLB Private Client specialist, Jenny Greenland, said: “A good example of people who are at particular risk if they have not made Wills are unmarried couples. They are often surprised to find that there is no such thing as a ‘common law spouse’. If you are not married or in a civil partnership, your partner will receive nothing if you die.
“A suitably drafted Will has other advantages, including making the whole process of administering your estate much easier and allowing you to choose your beneficiaries. Your Will is also an important tool in tax planning, potentially helping to minimise the amount of Inheritance Tax payable.”
For more information on RUHX Will Month, visit ruhx.org.uk.